Trappistes Rochefort 8 - Brasserie de Rochefort
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4.43/5 rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Bottle purchased from Total Beverage in Murfreesboro, TN. Poured into Duvel Tulip glass.
Large off white head due to aggressive pour, some lacing, dark brown mocha color.
Smells of dark fruits, rasins, sweet prunes, figs, bread, apple, a lot similar to the smell of a Rochefort 10.
Taste: Very sweet. I wanna say this is sweeter than the 10. Very sweet apple, dark fruit initial taste, followed by notes of plum and raisin, the finish is somewhat sour. As with other trappist beers, the complex flavors really come through when it warms up a little bit. Very drinkable beer.
Mouthfeel: Decent amount of carbonation, so sweet to the taste buds it tingles.
Overall: I prefer the Rochefort 10, perhaps due to similar tastes but it has a higher ABV. This one is very similar, and a very good beer, but I don't think I would buy this if a 10 is available. THis one is jsut too sweet, and the alcohol seems like it's brought out a bit more because of it, even though the ABV is lower. With that said, this is an amazing beer. It's hard to rate this fairly when you just want to compare it to a World Class Rochefort 10, and this one is almost there, but just not AS good. Still better than about 99.5% of every beer out there. Decide for yourself, I have a Rochefort 6 waiting in my basement as well!
General rule of thumb: You will never be disappointed with a beer that's made by monks.
Serving type: bottle
04-09-2013 01:57:58 | More by Roman5150
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